20 LG V10 interface features that enrich the day-to-day Android experience
posted by Paul K. / Dec 13, 2015, 6:25 PM
LG's V10 is certainly among the "surprise devices" that came out in 2015. Not because it's a premium phablet by LG, but because of its funky experimental feature – the secondary anways-on screen (also called "ticker"), used to display notifications and app shortcuts. The manufacturer also explored a slightly different take on design language and materials, with stainless steel bars running along the sides of the handset and giving it a very sturdy feel, while the phone's shape is flat and large – something we haven't seen from LG's top-tier handsets in a while.
The V10 also has a slightly touched-up UI – very similar to the LG UX found on the flagship G4, but with a couple of new options to accommodate the V10's features, and to slightly better the user experience. The LG skin on top of Android sometimes gets flak for being feature-packed and heavy – something that Samsung's TouchWiz is also famous for – but just like how Samsung's interface got lighter and much, much faster this year, we have to say – the V10 is quite stable and snappy in its own right. A feature-packed interface shouldn't really be synonymous with "bloat and lag”, and, for this past 2015, we certainly feel that a lot of the top smartphone makers out there did hit the nail on the head when it comes to enhancing the Android experience, without hampering its flow.
So, we decided to make a little list. It contains all of the little (and maybe not so little) hardware and software features that made our day-to-day experience with the LG V10 as a main driver better, easier, or just more interesting than a vanilla Android handset would be. Features so well placed that we are quick to get used to them, and anyone who makes a jump from an LG V10 to a stock Android device will miss.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)
This device beats out the Samsungs. Good job LG.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 6:44 PM 10
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Lol, u haven't used note edge right ;p
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 6:52 PM 4
Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 08, 2015
Great! Now make 5.2" version with SD820 and i'm sold
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 6:55 PM 4
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Better yet: get LG G2 screen to body ratio: (over 75%) improved camera, same or slighty bigger battery including microSD in a light profile with a great calibrated display running the fabled S820 and now...I am sold.
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 12:13 AM 0
Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014
7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15. Really!? I keep getting amazed by all the handy features stock android lacks...almost as boring limited as stock iOS. Cyanogen OS (stable builds) is what stock Android should at least be IMO. 11. That's really neatly integated. I use a discontinued, but thankfully still compatible, app called Mime-O clipboard manager. It's handy for clipboard history management and it brings the so needed Text-to-Speech (from anywhere) feature I liked in stock iOS to my OnePlus One...haven't seen anything that comes close to replacing...any ideas? 14. Very neat and much better than a notification LED...that's one of the uses Samsung's edge screens should be used for...if not already being done. 16. I bought an OTG ZaZaremote IR Blaster for this use case... Very amazing feature set LG has packed into this SmartPhone...yet iphonearena had the audacity to rate it a 7.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 7:00 PM 4
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Actually left the S6 Edge Plus for the V10.
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 8:05 PM 4
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BD what are the highlights of the V10?
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 8:15 PM 1
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Digging the secondary screen. It's actually not a gimmick. My most used apps like messaging, BBM and Google Now occupy are up there for convenience. The camera is the best on mobile. Bar none. I take an insane amount of pictures now and video. That rugged back design is awesome to me. Dropped my phone a few times with no scratches whatsoever. Never was one for selfies but that double camera duo has me taking plenty of selfies with the Wife. Battery came brand new out the box so you definitely have to "train" it. First two days my battery life was horrible. Now I'm getting about 8-9 hours with moderate to heavy use. And standby time is at about 10-12 hours. Took it off the charger this morning at about 7am. It's 6:12pm now and I'm at 44% with moderate use. It's no Note 5 with battery life but it's good enough for me. Using it with my Nexus 6. Makes an awesome combo. Oh!... That HiFi audio is awesome!
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 5:14 PM 1
Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014
Does V10 or Nnote 5 deserves to replace my G3?
posted on Dec 13, 2015, 10:50 PM 0
Definitely V10, don't be fooled by fan boys, like me. After my G2, I bought a Note 4. There is nothing special except the pen. Now I am quite ok, because I flashed MIUI v7. Still the IR is white elephant, you can't program it. since I don't have branded TVs, A/Cs...
posted on Dec 14, 2015, 1:38 AM 3
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